Queen's Road Central | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Queen's Road Central

Queen's Road Central

Postcard by M. Sternberg

Gwulo ref: A317



The sign on the right reads:

Dr. M H Chaun, Dental Surgeon.

The 1915 Dental Register gives his full name as:

Chaun, Moon Hung

The 1912 Directory & Chronicle lists him at:

33, Queen's Road Central, Lock Hing's Building; Teleph. 126

The next building along is number 35. It's the building on the right of this photo:

1920s Queen's Road Central
1920s Queen's Road Central, by David


 I think I can read his Chinese name as follows "美國牙醫張夢熊"

Thanks Alex, according to Google translate it says something like "American Dentist", then his name.

I've made a page for him at: http://gwulo.com/node/33094

Regards, David

Dr. M. H. Chaun advertised his services in leading newspapers: The latest Method  of the AMERICAN SYSTEM of DENTISTRY ... From the University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A. His dentistry practice relocated from 37 Des Voeux Road Central (looks like since 4 June 1904)  to 33 Queen's Road Central on 17 April 1907.

The HK Daily Press dated 19 February 1935 carries his obituary and interesting life. He was the first Chinese dental surgeon in the U.S.A.

The Chinese family name seems to be 周, not 張.  If you look closely at the sign, it is kind of hard to make out a shape that resembles 張, as recorded in the title right now.

There is this internet page which also says his name is 周夢熊.  http://hkmd1841-1941.blogspot.hk/2013/09/dr-chaun-moon-hung-1901.html

Please change the Chinese name.


You may be right , difficult to tell

Here's a close-up of the sign, confirming the family name is 周:

Dr. Chaun's sign
Dr. Chaun's sign, by Admin


Excellent ! Now confirmed